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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A second $4 million lawsuit was filed Monday with the Trial Division of the High Court against Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga and the American Samoa Government in connection with the governor’s four COVID-19 emergency declarations since March. The new claim is brought by...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A 26-year-old man from Samoa is now in custody after he was arrested three weeks ago for allegedly burglarizing a store in Tafuna in order to buy drugs for himself and his friends. In addition, when police searched him, drugs were found in his possession. The government...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The Department of Human and Social Service (DHSS) is now accepting applications for food assistance for workers, self-employed individuals and small business owners who are experiencing an economic impact from COVID-19 Under the American Samoa COVID-19 Nutrition...
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Washington, D.C. —   Congresswoman Aumua Amata on Monday welcomed a decision by the Small Business Administration (SBA) to broaden access to the Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) program, reopening the program to eligible small businesses and nonprofits affected by COVID-19 business losses....
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Graduates of Samoana High School Class of 2020 observed social distancing protocol during their graduation ceremony Monday morning at the school gym. This year, the graduating class of 2020 has five co-Valedictorians. The high school graduated 187 seniors but two of them...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Tualauta Rep. Larry S. Sanitoa made a request to DPW to help with patching the potholes as well cleaning up some of the damaged areas in Fagaima and nearby sections, following “torrential and dangerous downpour” last week Wednesday and Thursday. In response, Department...
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Amata & Sablan,jpgWashington, D.C. — Congresswoman Aumua Amata said on Monday she is the original cosponsor on a bill introduced in May with Rep. Gregorio Kilili Camacho Sablan of CNMI to promote science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) educational opportunities in American Samoa...
Big waves of Aunuu from a file photo taken inn August 2019
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Two people lost their lives Monday afternoon during a tragic accident between Auasi and Aunuu island after an alia boat carrying about 20 passengers capsized in rough seas, according to reports received by Samoa News from people of Aunu’u. The two victims were both men...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Samoa News presents an excerpt of Vincent Maverick Jagon's Valedictorian speech and joins all in the community, congratulating graduates of the Class of 2020, and wishing them a bright and successful journey. “My heartfelt congratulations go out to all my fellow...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The US Department of Interior has recommended that the investigative arm of the US Congress conduct further study on potential alternatives, including the use of a committee, to set minimum wage for American Samoa. The recommendation was made by Interior Assistant...

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